We’re sorry to report that Natalie Nelson, who rocketed to fame as a USC Song Girl after she was photographed cheering at the wrong moment in the 2006 BCS title game at the Rose Bowl, has completed her eligibility. Yes, her Song Girl days are over.
Nelson was immortalized by the photo, which sparked a series of Internet spinoffs, some of which we display below. We Are USC conducted an exit interview with Nelson a few months back, and although the questions are of the softball variety, we get a glimpse into what life as a Song Girl is really like.
You can watch Natalie’s last major appearance as a Song Girl in our exclusive You Tube video, which was shot at the 2007 Rose Bowl and has been viewed nearly 50,000 times. Thanks to Displaced Trojan for the tip and M Zone and Trojan Wire for the images below.